Santa Cruz Bicycles was founded in 1993 in a space the size of a single car garage in the Seabright Cannery, in Santa Cruz California. Their first bike, the Tazmon, was a single pivot dual suspension bike that rattled established sensibilities and helped define their -then- ethos of “simply advanced.” That bike was the cornerstone for a brand that was founded on the notion of doing things their own way in order to build the best. Santa Cruz has been rattling sensibilities ever since. They now manufacture 16 models of mountain bike which includes a full women’s Juliana range. Made from either carbon fiber or aluminum, they cover everything from hardtails to 8.5″ travel downhill machines.